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Formatting a HDD that has EFI using Windiows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64

    Formatting a HDD that has EFI using Windiows 8


    @ hi roomies,

    I'm trying to format this new HDD that I just bought for $20.00 in a Flea Market.
    Can some one help me please?
    I'm using window 8 pro and here are some pictures.

    Thank You.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Have you tried Disk Management (first delete the old partitions) or command prompt.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Have you tried Disk Management (first delete the old partitions) or command prompt. If you need details, post back.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    @ thank you, I found my answer in another forum. ;-)
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Formatting a HDD that has EFI using Windiows 8
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